Sale 1260 — 2022 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

Category — Air Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
122
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Sale 1260, Lot 122, Air Post65c-$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C13-C15). Mint N.H. blocks of four, bright colors

VERY FINE AND CHOICE SET OF MINT NEVER-HINGED BLOCKS OF FOUR OF THE GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE.

Scott value as singles

6,700
3,500
123
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Sale 1260, Lot 123, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Mint N.H., exceptional centering with Jumbo margins, intense color on bright paper

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A HUGE AND EXCEPTIONAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.60 GRAF ZEPPELIN ISSUE, GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY THE P.F.

With 2021 P.F. certificate (Superb 98). This is the highest grade awarded by the P.F. and it is equaled by no others. By way of comparison, the highest P.S.E. grades are the incomparable 100 Jumbo from our "Scarsdale" sale and another example at 100. Below that, the next P.S.E. highest is 98 -- there are no 98 Jumbos in the P.S.E. Population Report.

850
4,000
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124
 
Sale 1260, Lot 124, Air Post$2.60 Graf Zeppelin (C15). Exceptionally choice centering with wide margins, deep rich color, unobtrusive oval duplex cancel leaves the vignette untouched

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.60 GRAF ZEPPELIN, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,750.00). Only one used C15 grades higher (at 100)

550
2,200
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125
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Sale 1260, Lot 125, Air Post8c Winged Globe, Air Post (C17). Mint N.H. with top left plate no. 21030 selvage, Jumbo margins and mathematically perfect centering, brilliant fresh color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THE PERFECT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT WINGED GLOBE 1932 AIR POST ISSUE, WITH THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE P.S.E. GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO -- THE ONLY STAMP TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.

With 2022 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98).

3
6,750
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126
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Sale 1260, Lot 126, Air Post6c Orange (C19). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, bright color

EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 6-CENT WINGED GLOBE ROTARY ISSUE, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $3,800.00). Only one grades higher (2021 Rarities sale) and one other shares this perfect grade.

3
3,750
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127
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Sale 1260, Lot 127, Air Post50c Trans-Pacific, Air Post (C22). Mint N.H. wide top plate no. 21624 block of six, vivid color, choice centering throughout

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE WIDE TOP PLATE BLOCK OF THE 50-CENT CLIPPER ISSUE.

Advanced collectors of U.S. plate blocks understand that this issue is far rarer as a wide top Mint N.H. plate block than even the $2.60 Graf Zeppelin. There are perhaps ten or fewer Mint N.H. examples extant. The Scott Catalogue notes "wide full selvage top margin plate blocks of No. C22 are extremely scarce and sell for $3,000.00 or more..." (versus $85.00 price for regular plate block).

With 2019 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

E. 2,000-3,000
1,900
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